Daily Archives: December 6, 2017

N.E.R.D.: 1000 Featuring Future-Official Video

N.E.R.D.’s video for “1000” featuring Future looks at the racial tension in the country. There are clips of violent protests blended with commentary from Mike Tyson. There is footage of Bree Newsome removing the Confederate flag at the South Carolina statehouse and dancer Mette Towley leads a troupe of rioters in dance. “1000” is from N.E.R.D.’s No One Ever Really Dies album coming out December 15th.

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New Jimi Hendrix Album With Unheard Music Coming

A new Jimi Hendrix album with 13 unheard songs will be released by Sony Legacy Recordings on March 9th. Both Sides Of The Sky has music recorded between January 1968 and February 1970. Hendrix’s engineer Eddie Kramer, John McDermott and his sister Janie Hendrix co-produced the album. His Band Of Gypsys lineup takes center stage with appearances from Lonnie Youngblood, Johnny Winter and Stephen Stills. “Hear My Train A Comin'” features The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Both Sides Of The Sky follows People, Hell and Angels from 2013.

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Listen: Stas THEE Boss-Voices Album Stream

Stass THEE Boss just released her Voices album and it is a reinterpretation of the gospel world. She takes sounds from church and reshapes them into songs that almost neatly fall into the landscape of deep house. The mostly instrumental nine songs are contemplative and dance-worthy at the same time.

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Jose James Shares New Bill Withers Cover Videos

José James has two new videos for his ongoing tribute to Bill Withers with covers of “Hope She’ll Be Happier” and “The Same Love That Made Me Laugh.” It is the third song by Withers that James has covered following the premiere of “Better Off Dead” last month. The Lean On Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers tour will begin January 11th in New York City. The band that appears in each video will be the same one to accompany James on tour. Don Was, president of Blue Note, connected James to Bill Withers after James asked for his opinion on doing a Withers tribute tour. He had lunch with his idol who gave the tour his blessing. James told Billboard,

“He’s the only artist I’ve met who has no time for flattery or compliments. He’s one of the greatest songwriters of all time; his influence on modern American music is massive. He’s seen it all but stays really humble and true to the music.”

In February James will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his debut album The Dreamer with a four-night run at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.

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